Lee A. Gill

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Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Louisville 

Lee A. Gill, JD, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Louisville (UofL), has more than 20 years of experience in the diversity field. He is a nationally recognized leader with higher education and private practice experience.

Prior to joining the UofL team, Gill served as Clemson University’s chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president. While at Clemson, he was credited with building a sustainable infrastructure to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into the campus culture and with creating programs that support and address the challenges facing women, Black and Hispanic students, and the LGBTQ+ community. He formed the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit, which brings together more than 2,000 students, educators, business professionals, government officials, and community leaders from around the country to explore issues and share best practices to increase high school and college graduation rates.

Gill also served for eight years as associate vice president for inclusion and equity and chief diversity officer at the University of Akron. Before joining Akron, he was the chief executive officer of Stratus Group Consultants Inc., a firm providing diversity audits, training, and organizational assessments. 

Prior to that role, he held the position of dean of the Institute for Diversity and Leadership at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Gill holds a juris doctorate in law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.